The Board of Education’s newest member brings not only another conservative perspective to the board, but also one of a mother with children in the district.
“My role on the Board of Education is to try to work towards providing the best education for our children while being sensitive to the needs of the tax payers in the Plainville community,” said Lori Consalvo, who was sworn onto the board during the Aug. 20 Town Council meeting.
Her appointment comes after the resignation of Chairperson Andrea Saunders, who moved to Florida earlier this summer. The board is scheduled to vote on a new chair at its next meeting, on Monday, Sept. 10.
This is Consalvo’s first time holding office. She made an unsuccessful run for a seat on the board in 2017.
Consalvo is secretary of the Plainville Republican Town Committee, a youth cheerleading coach, and serves as a lector at Our Lady of Mercy Church.
“I enjoy being involved and being a part of my community,” Consalvo said.
The new BOE member said: “The issues that are important to me would be my concern that all children, whether it be children that may have challenges or high achievers, no matter where they are from, that they can come to Plainville and have the best possible opportunity to learn in our school system. We have very dedicated teachers who deserve our support as parents and leaders of the community.”
Superintendent Maureen Brummett said the fact that Consalvo is a parent will provide valuable insight on the board. “I do believe that helps her to understand that decisions made by the Board of Education have a direct impact on students and their learning,” Brummett said.